Kareen L. K. Coulombe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering and Medical Science
Director of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering
Center for Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering & Division of Biology and Medicine
Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We are strongly commited to empowering the next generation of leaders in science and engineering and demonstrate this through thoughtful action. We pledge to:
Embrace diversity of thought, culture and background;
Educate ourselves on racism and other issues of bias in our community, in science, in academia, and beyond:
Recruit all individuals, especially welcoming those from underrepresented racial minorities, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those from underrepresented backgrounds (such as first generation or low income) in order to broaden representation in STEM and improve science by correcting historical disparities in opportunity;
Provide individualized, compassionate mentoring and ample learning opportunities;
Foster an environment that promotes and rewards asking questions, respecting answers and embracing different perspectives about science and our community;
Provide a safe research environment by creating and maintaining a culture of support and inclusion, and to celebrate and leverage our differences to improve our science and our world.
Join our team!
Potential undergraduate students can send Dr. Coulombe an email describing their interests in biomedical engineering and research, sharing their career aspirations, and providing a resume and unofficial transcript.
Potential graduate students can learn about the application process through the Brown Center for Biomedical Engineering and email Dr. Coulombe.
Celinda Kofron, Ph.D.
Project: Cardiotoxicity of environmental chemicals in a human 3D microtissue platform
Research Interests: Cardiac cell interactions, self-assembled 3D microtissues, toxicity
Alicia Minor, BS
Phillip Schmitt, Biomedical Engineering '22
Former Lab Members
Nicholas J. Kaiser, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering '19
"A Tunable Collagen Microfiber Platform for Engineered Cardiac Tissue"
Cassady E. Rupert, Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering '19
"Modeling development and disease in engineered human cardiac tissue"
Ananya Anand, MD '19
Colette Bare, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '19
Jessica Bellows, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '19
Heidi Chang, ScB with Honors in Chemical Engineering '16
Jasmine Gabor, Chemical Engineering '21
Anna House, ScB in Biomedical Engineering '20
Gian Ignacio, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '18
Chinedu Irofuala, ScB in BME '17; ScM in Biomedical Engineering '18
Carly Kabelac, ScB in Biomedical Engineering '19
Amelia Khoo, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '18
Bining Lu, ScM in Biotechnology '16
Giuliano Marostica, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '15, Domenico A. Ionata Award Winner
Shababa Matin, ScB in Biomedical Engineering '17
Kyle Meyer, ScB in BME '15; ScM in Biomedical Engineering '16
G. Andrea Micheli, MSc in Biomedical Engineering '16, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Maria Muhammad, BS in Chemistry '18 from Tougaloo College
Jad Nasrallah, ScB with Honors in Mechanical Engineering '17, Joseph Kestin Award of Excellence Winner
Maria Paredes, ScB in BME '17, George H. Main '45 Award Winner; ScM in Biomedical Engineering '18
Carlota Pereda Serras, ScB with Honors in Biology '15
Isobel Rountree, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '20
Jason Thomas, ScB with Honors in Physics '17
Dalia Ruiz, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '16
Jackie Vu, AB with Honors in Engineering '17
Kelly Williams, ScB with Honors in Biomedical Engineering '19
Elliot Youth, ScB with Honors in Computational Biology '20